Visiting Professor of Law
LL.B., LL.M., Tel-Aviv University
LL.M., S.J.D., Northwestern University
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Professor Guy Seidman has been on faculty at the Radzyner School of Law since 1999. A graduate of Tel-Aviv University (LLB’89, LLM’95) and Northwestern University of Chicago, Illinois (LLM’97, SJD’99). Professor Seidman has visited and taught at various institutions in Israel, Europe and the United States including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Boston University and the Max Planck Institute at Heidelberg. He is primarily interested in administrative law and comparative law and the cross between the two. A former officer of the Israeli Judge Advocate General’s Corps., Seidman’s other teaching and research interests include military law as well as medical law. He has written extensively in his fields of research. Notable recent publications include: “Who Are You, The Israeli Administrative Law? – in View of Daphne Barak-Erez’s Book Adminstrative Law” 51 Hapraklit (Israel Bar Association LJ, Hebrew, May 2012) 693–756; The Origins of the Necessary and Proper Clause (co-authored with Gary Lawson, Boston U.; Geoffrey Miller, NYU; Robert Natelson, U. of Montana) (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and “Is A Flat-Line a Good Thing? On the Privatization of Israel’s Healthcare System” 36 Am. J. L & Med. 452–481 (2010).
Administrative Law: LAW JD 801
For over a century, administrative agencies have taken a massive role in government, carrying out extensive executive, legislative and adjudicatory roles. Indeed, working in many fields of law -- from environmental law, tax law to criminal law, requires an extensive understanding of how administrative agencies operate, and how private entities communicate, operate and, if necessary, challenge their decisions. This is the universal experience of all developed nations. This course focuses on federal administrative agencies, exploring their nature and functions and the various legal controls on their action. Among the topics covered are the status of administrative agencies in the constitutional framework of separation of powers; agency rulemaking and adjudication; and the availability, timing, and scope of judicial review of agency action. Time permitting, some comparative legal viewpoints will be presented.
Military Law (S): LAW JD 695
Military law was traditionally viewed as a specialized code of justice reserved for members of the armed forces; this view if clearly outdated. While our starting point will be the history and current state of military law in the United States (especially the Uniform Code of Military Justice) we will look much further beyond -- into the role of the military among security agencies, post 9-11; the legal implication of extra-territorial military operations, with the challenge of the International Criminal Court; what it means to serve in the military -- recruitment, diversity, codes of conduct and sexual misconduct; private and speech, veterans affairs issues (including PTSD and homelessness) etc. While the seminar looks primarily at current U.S. law, I will seek to incorporate comparative, historical, economic and sociological insights. NOTE: This seminar does not satisfy the Upper-class Writing Requirement. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.